All Shadow of Mordor achievements to remain unlockable after server closure, dev confirms

By Sean Carey,
It's good news for achievement hunters! Monolith Productions has confirmed that all achievements in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition will remain unlockable after servers for both games close. The developer will be rolling out a patch for both editions early next week.

Shadow of Mordor closure

Servers were due to close on December 31st last year, and it was thought the Repaid in Blood, Lord of the Ring, and The Hunt is my Mistress achievements in both versions of the game would become discontinued after the closure. Monolith then delayed the server closure until mid-January and revealed it was looking into a workaround for the potentially affected achievements.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year EditionRepaid in BloodThe Repaid in Blood achievement in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition worth 15 pointsComplete a Vendetta Mission.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year EditionLord of the RingThe Lord of the Ring achievement in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition worth 170 pointsComplete all objectives in the Test of The Ring.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year EditionThe Hunt is my MistressThe The Hunt is my Mistress achievement in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition worth 302 pointsComplete all objectives in the Test of the Wild.

Now, over in the Monolith Discord, a developer by the name of Monolith_Mark confirmed that all three achievements in both games will still be unlockable once the servers close thanks to a new patch. "All three achievements will unlock. Barring some rare last-minute, unforeseen complication, a patch is on deck for early next week. Until that patch is live, I won't be able to offer more details, but I'll be happy to discuss once it drops."

"Thanks for your patience — and most importantly — thanks for caring enough to raise your concerns. Sincerely, your passion here helped propel this up the chain and demonstrate the need to find a good solution. And I have to give props to WB [Games] again. They really worked hard with us to find the best possible outcome."

The patch for both Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition will roll out to all users early next week.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.